I spent the wee hours this morning figuring out what cars my characters all drive. It seems like a silly thing. I almost felt like I was wasting precious writing time, browsing the internet for images of various cars, but the truth is, these little … [Continue reading] about What My Characters Drive
I need to publish more short fiction. Everyone is always saying that you need to get published in literary journals if you want to prove to potential agents/publishers/audiences that you are worth reading. You have to build your platform. This is … [Continue reading] about Developing My Platform
On Thanksgiving I sat down, after the craziness of the day had passed, and took advantage of a quiet moment to write our family’s holiday card – you know, the letter that will be tucked in with the cute little card of the kids doing fun stuff over … [Continue reading] about Feeling the Fitness
There's a kid's book called "Hippos Go Berserk," by Sandra Boynton. It's a favorite around our house. For those of you who don't know this little gem, allow me to share. It starts out with a drawing of a hippo, sitting at a table all by his (her?) … [Continue reading] about One Hippo, All Alone
I went back and looked at what I wrote on my day of writing, and you know what? It's not all bad. The thing I really have to let go of are these self-imposed deadlines. I've taken on the noble challenge of writing a novel. I did not sign up to write … [Continue reading] about I will not call it done just because I’m tired of working on it
Yesterday was my day long writing "retreat." It was good to get a big chunk of writing time in, but somehow I had built it up in my head too much. I had this idea that I was going to be able to rewrite the entire ending of my story, all in one … [Continue reading] about Oh, When Will This Ever End?